Name: Milivoj Jovancevic, M.D., Ph.D.
Address: Pedijatrijska ordinacija Dr Milivoj Jovancevic, Zvonigradska 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Telephone: +385 1 3014 584
Date of birth: Dec. 3, 1956
Ministry of Health:
Title Primarius (2004)
Zagreb Univ., Croatia:
Associate Professor (2013)
Assistant Professor (2006)
scientific assistant (2005),
Ph.D. Thesis (2003), “Influence of the War Events on Mother-Infant Relations, Psychosocial and Physical Development of Infants in Refugee and Displaced Population”.
pediatric exam (1990),
postgraduate studies in clinical pediatrics (1989),
postgraduate studies in clinical cytology (1985),
M.A. thesis (1984),
postgraduate studies in oncology (1981),
medical doctor (1980),
Balint group leader, completed training at the Kempler institute in Sweden “Family under stress”.
Before starting his own practice in 1997, Dr. Jovancevic was head of the Pediatric Department (1996 – 1997) at the Medical Health Care Center Tresnjevka, Zagreb, providing health care for more than 150,000 inhabitants.
Medical Center “Tresnjevka”, Zagreb, pediatrician at the Pediatric Department (1993 – 1996).
University Hospital Rebro, Pediatric Department – residency in pediatrics (1986 – 1990)
Medical Center “Tresnjevka”, Zagreb, general practitioner, Department for labor and sports medicine (1981 -1983 and 1984 – 1986).
From 1994 to 1998, he was coordinator for psycho-social assistance for refugees and displaced persons in twenty-five refugee centers. Since 1995, he has directed a project of psycho-social assistance to refugee mothers and infants in collective centers in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was a member of the expert team “ Partage”, the French humanitarian organization providing psycho-social support for refugee camps in Zagreb. Dr. Jovancevic has special interest in the relationships of mother and children in refugee conditions. He received his M.D., M.Sc. in 1985 and Ph.D. in 2003. at the University of Zagreb. He is an alumnus of Salzburg Seminar Session 327, Involuntary Migration, 1995 and a faculty of Salzburg Seminar Session 391, Social and Economic Determinants of Health, 2001. From 2004 Dr Jovancevic is a lecturer at 2 postgraduate studies at the Medical School in Zagreb. From 2006 till now he is affiliated with the Teacher's Faculty at the University in Zagreb and at the Department for Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, also at the University of Zagreb. From 2006 he is engaged by UNICEF as a leading national expert in a field of early child development at the program of assistance to children without parents (Project „Every child needs a family“) and conductor of the program for early parenthood assistance („First 3 are the most important“). Fom 2012 lectures within interdisciplinary doctorial study “Child Rights” at the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University.
In 2005 he has organized 14th Annual Meeting of European Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (Šibenik, Croatia) and from 2007 he is an organizer of European Summer School of Social Pediatrics.
In 2008 he has developed national guidelines for vaccination procedures in children.
President of the Croatian Society for Preventive and Social Pediatrics (2004-2008), Head of the Primary Health Care Committee (2002 – 2005), European Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (leader of the group for development of pediatric practice, member of an Executive Board), World Psychiatric Association, Croatian Pediatric Society; Program Coordinator within Croatian Psychiatric Association; member of a Committee for Primary Health Care Reform within Ministry of Health; member of a Primary Healthcare Section within the Croatian Medical Chamber (2004-2008); lecturer at the Pediatric Postgraduate Studies (Zagreb University, School of Medicine). He has organized 6 international conferences, the last one was in 2005 (Annual meeting of European Society of Social Pediatric in Sibenik, Croatia). Dr Jovancevic received 3 awards by the Croatian Medical Choir. From 2006 a member of an Global Expert Group on Respiratory Viruses and from 2010 a member of Brighton Collaboration Group setting standards for management and evaluation for pain following vaccination.
98 references, 15 of them referred in Science Citatation Index, co-author of a „Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry“ (2004), editor of a textbook „Providing assistance in crisis situations to families with babies or toddlers“ (2006) and editor of the handbook “First Years, Why are They so Important?” (9 editions, last published in 2014).